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“Zaleski Family,Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Zaleski. My thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Mac ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Dan McGovern - Advance, NC

“Dear Zaleski family, We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Ray. He was a wonderful man and friend to my father, Leo. Ray's visits were a blessing...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Lou & Nancy (Narris) Pepin - MA

“My family is so sorry for your loss. Ray was my father's (Leo Narris) best friend for many years. He and his wife spent many great times with my...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Al & Marie Narris - Auburn, MA

“Dear Zaleski Family,Ray was a great customer and friend of mine and my dad's for years and years at Keystone Electric. It was always fun when he...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Rich Kazarian - Worcester, MA

“My condolences to the Zaleski family. Another of America's Greatest Generation joins his many friends and comrades. Ray was an integral leader of...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Swillo - Katy, TX

“Dear Robert and family- Sorry for your loss of your dad a great father and gentleman. Your parents are remembered with kindness. May you find peace...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Halina Slowik - Falmouth, MA

“I remember Ray and his wife from Worcester City Hospital. He was a good man.I'm glad he had a long fulfilled life.I'm sorry for your loss.May he rest...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Valerie Arseneault RN - Worcester, MA

“Thank you for serving our country. May your family find comfort in their faith and may you Rest in Peace. Ray a great friend from Worcester City...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Dr. Timothy Hoffman - Spencer, MA

“My deepest sympathy to Lois, James and family and the rest of your family on the passing of your father/ father-in-law / grandfather. May eternal...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: David Sweeney - Leicester, MA

“Thank you for all the special times and moments that we have spent together and that we have shared. We will remember them always and hold them...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Diane & Wayne - Worcester, MA

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Raymond J. Zaleski, 91, passed peacefully in his home on Monday, October 5, 2015. His wife of sixty-six years, Gertrude G. (Sadowski) Zaleski died in 2012. He is survived by his children, Robert B. Zaleski and his wife Barbarajean of Millville, PA and James Zaleski of Kernersville, NC; a daughter Lois Mullins and her husband James Sweeney of Spencer; ten grandchildren, Pamela Ryan, Craig, Brian, Scott, Tim, Shaughn and Alexandra Zaleski, Ryan, Christopher and Kaitlyn Mullins, nine great-grandchildren, Alaina, Jordan and Patrick Ryan, Joshua, Lucy, Kenneth and Vienna Zaleski, Jackson R. and Layla Mullins; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Kenneth Zaleski, brothers John and Edward Zaleski and sister Helen Jasukonis. Raymond was born in Charlton a son of Alexander and Michalena (Lukienska) Zaleski.
Mr. Zaleski was a licensed electrician. Besides private contracting, he worked several years at US Steel Company, Worcester City Hospital and later at UMASS Medical Center. Ray was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II. He attended St. Mary's High School and graduated from Boston Industrial Technical Institute. He was a lifetime parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church and a member of their Knights of Columbus. He was a longtime member and officer of the St. Mary's Booster and received their diamond pin award along with his wife for their contributions to the church, school and community. He was a founding member and past Commander of the Polish American Veterans in Worcester, Webster and an active State delegate and past State Commander. In addition, he was a member of the Chester P. Tuttle Post of the American Legion, The Auburn Elks and the VFW . He was the recipient of the Quo Vadis "Man of the Year" award and received the key to the city of Worcester by former Mayor Lukes for his contributions to the city. Of all his interests and joys, his favorite was being a husband, Dad and Dziadzi. He enjoyed time with his family – called "My gang".
The funeral will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 from HENRY - DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward Street, Worcester, with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward Street, Worcester. Burial with military honors will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours in the funeral home will be on Thursday, October 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Polish American Veterans will gather at 6:30 p.m. during calling hours to perform their ritual.